The Good Son - Michael Gruber If it was possible to give this novel six stars, then I’d be adding seven.

Told from the point of view of three main characters: Theo the “Good Son”, Sonia his mother, and Cynthia an NSA translator. Michael Gruber explores the nature of the USA security bureaucracy, the “war” on terrorism, Pashtun culture, Afghanistan, Pakistani society and the tenets of Islam ... from a Jungian perspective!

To put it simply, I found it a multifaceted and complex novel. “Second Son” is wholly responsible for two seriously late nights.